Sliver space tolerance, what is it?

When calculating thermal loads must configure either the distance parameter “sliver space”, so that the calculation engine Revit as we interpret the model created. Revit will distinguish two types of walls, interiors and exteriors, the only way I used to distinguish from each other is:

  • If a wall having spaces defined on both sides, is an inner wall.
  • If a wall is a space defined only one side is an exterior wall.

By modeling a building we can find small areas that do not need to define them as spaces (eg amount of facilities), but nevertheless, if we do can cause Revit interpreted as exterior walls, walls that are not. The parameter “sliver space” is to avoid this error.

A brief video explaining.

Ground plane and project phase

We must never forget to check on that level has awarded the parameter “ground plane” in the dialogue of thermal load calculations, after review we will cause all the walls that are below this level are considered in contact with land like a conventional basement.

Below is a brief video editing this parameter and the “project phase”.

Family for electrical panel in Revit MEP

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Setting up an electrical system in Revit MEP requires the adaptation of certain families to the standards in force in the country to perform the project. The following short video explains how to be the most appropriate configuration of the family of a panel board for the Iberian Peninsula. In previous articles explaining how to set a light to be accepted by an electrical panel and a system in Revit MEP. I leave you with the video.

“building type” settings

From the drop-down menu in the calculation of thermal loads, choose the activity that will go the building known as building type parameter (discussed in the post building type), we must know and know how to edit all parameters that make such activity, the this video is intended to show this issue.

“building type” parameter

For the calculation of thermal loads, the first thing to define is the use to which it will be allocated the building, in the following video shows how to assign this use.

Creating zones

Creating a project zona’s is important, since the areas, unlike the spaces are those with the most important parameters defining the study of thermal loads, such as the setpoint temperature cold and heat, or flow rate of air exchange.

The following video shows how to create a zone.